Our Story


It all started when...

... a group of people dreamed of starting a different kind of church for their community. A church where people could come as they are. A church where they could belong before they were even sure if they believed. A church where people could not wait to bring their friends. A church where next steps would be clear and simple. A church where people would willingly invest their time and resources to make a difference.

The dream that began with nine people in a living room has become a reality. Together and committed, God began to shape and grow their core group into what is now known as Gulf Community Church—a new church in Naples with the mission to lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus.

In early 2018, we hired our first Lead Pastor, Jake Miller, and partnered with North Point Ministries (NPM) as a Partner Church. Though Gulf Community Church is an independent church led by our staff, driven by our volunteers, and guarded by our Elders, we are excited to be able to leverage North Point’s experience and network of like-minded churches in order to maximize our effectiveness at leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus.

the dream continues, and you can be a part of it...

Our goal is to be a church that is committed to leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. A church that is passionate about creating environments so helpful and so engaging that even our friends who don’t like church love to attend. A church where you can belong, even before you are sure if you believe.

If you are new to church or just coming back to faith, the environments at Gulf Community Church were created with you in mind! We hope you'll come by one Sunday soon to experience it for yourself.

If you consider yourself to be a Christ-follower, we'd love for you to join us in making this dream a reality for your family and our community.